For your Information….
ACT NOW! PIZZA LUNCH & MILK PROGRAM PIZZA orders are now being accepted via School Cash Online but only until SEPTEMBER 30th! First round begins October 5th through December 21st. MILK order is also open on School Cash Online and only until September 30th! First round begins October 3rd until December 23rd.
MEET THE STAFF NIGHT Mark your Calendars! Our annual Meet the Staff night will be held on Thursday, September 29th from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet the staff that support your child, tour the school and learn more about our school and programs. We hope to see you there! A selection of food trucks will be available outside in the tarmac area from 5:00p.m.-6:30 p.m. for families to purchase dinner prior to the Meet the Staff event.
SCHOOL & CLASS REORGANIZATION Enrolment numbers are constantly fluctuating and increased enrolment may result in the need to reorganize some of our classes later in September. This means that some students may be moved into another classroom with another teacher. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. Compliance to the class size requirements of the Ministry of Education is a must. If a reorganization is required, it is our intention to cause the least amount of disruption for students and staff. We will keep you informed. If you have any questions, please contact us at the school. Requests for changes in class assignments cannot be accommodated at this time.
COMBINED GRADES This year, we currently have 6 combined grades classes. This does not include FDK classes. If you would like more information about combined/split grades classes, Combined Grade Classrooms or visit www.yrdsb.ca and search for combined grades.
SAFE TRAVEL TO/FROM SCHOOL Students who ride bicycles, scooters or skateboards to school must:
* Wear a helmet—for bikes, it is the law!
* Keep the bicycle locked on the bicycle rack
* Walk the bicycle, scooter or skateboard on & off school property
Do you PICK UP your child? We request that parents who pick up their child at the end of the day, please wait outside your child’s designated entry/exit door. Waiting outside teacher classrooms distract children, make end of day routines difficult to complete and violates our Safe School’s Policy. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Portable Classrooms – please come to the office to sign out your child. Please do not go directly to your child’s portable door to pick up your child. They must be signed out at the office. We thank you for your cooperation.
DOGS AT SCHOOL When coming to the school to pick up or drop off your child, please keep dogs (or other animals) away from door entries. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. We ask that you be respectful of students and community members who may be afraid of dogs. The Kindergarten Corral is off limits to all pets. Thank you for your cooperation.
SCHOOL COUNCIL Have you been to a school council meeting? Why not join us! Our first school council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, OCTOBER 6th starting at 6:45 PM in our school Learning Commons. A variety of topics are discussed during these meetings. We usually end by 8:30 PM Looking forward to seeing you there!
NUT SAFE ZONE A friendly reminder that Alexander Muir is a nut-safe zone. Please do not send in nuts, nut products to school. We thank you for your support. If your child has a medical condition and/or an allergy please be sure to complete the appropriate information on the YELLOW forms and return with medication. A signed STAFF or SELF administration of Medication, Emergency Health Care Plan & Anaphylactic Reactions Protocol forms will also be required. (These will be sent home after receipt of YELLOW forms). Please note that it is board policy that any student that uses an EpiPen have two available at school at all times. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
DROP ZONE for students in Grades 6 to 8 Our school will once again host the Town of Newmarket DROP ZONE every Tuesday & Thursday after school for students in grades 6 to 8. Find more information contact http://www.york.ca/dropzone or call 905-953-5300, press 2 then extension 2822.
Mr. Erdmann & Ms. Wand